Thursday, July 12, 2018
Linda Kaye Briggs will take the podium
You are sure to be inspired at this first meeting of the Rotary Year for President Linda Kaye Briggs. Please make the time on your calendar to learn about what the new year will bring. She will share her vision, goals and thoughts as she rolls up her sleeves to lead this club to new and exciting places ...and we are not just talking the Yacht Club!  
Club members in Toronto at the International Convention
Barry & Sharon Benson, Linda Kaye Briggs, Sally Leighton and Mark Anderson
Pete and Kristine Taylor
Becky relaxing after being a Pre-Conference Presenter
We Need Volunteers from Tacoma #8 Rotary to be Rotary Carnies at Camp Goodtimes on July 19 
Our club has sponsored a Carnival for the day for kids with cancer and their siblings. It brings fun and enjoyment for the kids, and we have a blast as well! We will need 30 volunteers, and we guarantee that this is an opportunity to have fun while helping others. All volunteers must be over 17. Ann Voves at is the chair of the event and will have sign up sheets at our meetings. Thanks to those who have signed up; Cynthia Darland (+1), Peter DarlingMike Dunbar, Maria HarlowDonna Haynes, Robin Lucas (+1), Fred Matthaei, Mary McNally, Geoff Oakley, Charley Rance, Greg Rolsma (+1), Michelle Roberts, Gil Quante (+1) Pat Steel, Carolyn Weyrick (+1) and Jim Whitacre. 
We have the opportunity to volunteer for the barbecue to be held this year on Friday July 20 at 11:15
We have our two students, Renata from Paraguay and Jacob from Norway preparing to arrive in Tacoma by the end of August in order to enroll at Stadium High School. Youth Exchange needs two host families approved and ready to go by August 1st. 
The application process takes a minimum of two weeks to gain approval as a host family. Each family hosts one of the incoming students for a period of 3 months. If you can't do it, perhaps you have a friend or family member that might be interested!
Renata and Jacob are eager to meet their first host family. We will need 3 host families per student for the exchange year. Our wonderful In Bound RYE expert, Diane Tilstra can help you prepare for this engaging experience. You may be surprised to see how easy it is to host a student. Please call Diane at 206-948-8309 or email: if you want more information! 
Invocation/Reflection - Stephen Deal
National Anthem and 4 Way Test - Evelyn Ryberg 
Board Greeter- Roving Mic - Marsha Burns
Greeter-Roving Mic  -  DeAnne Hamilton
Birthdays -  Kirsten Willis
Fine Counter - Dan Bogart
Meeting Reporter for Gearshift - Jim Henderson
Meeting Sponsor - Donna Haynes
AV Assistance - Jeff Rounce
There are clipboards at every meeting for you to sign up to help out!
--Leading the National Anthem & Four Way Test
--Giving the Moment of Reflection
--Playing piano
--Assisting with Audio/Visual
--Greeter and Roving Mic
--Sponsoring a meeting
Birthdays to Celebrate 
Christian Anderson - Jul 08
Dean Hanks - Jul 09
Jim Henderson - Jul 09
Kim Bedier - Jul 11
Joe Gordon, Jr. - Jul 11
Angie Martin - Jul 12
Frank Dacca - Jul 13
Mike Dunbar - Jul 14
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
Kit Evans - 14 years
Cindy Grady - 7 years
Diane Kelleher - 2 years
The House that Rotary Built
It won't be long now until it's our sign hanging on the home we will help build in Tillicum.  Watch  for the  "wall of hope" stud, at our meetings for you to sign. It will then be placed in the house we construct.  There will be opportunities starting in the next few weeks for all of us to be involved.  Can't swing a hammer or pound a nail, or raise a wall?  Maybe you can serve refreshments to the workers.  This is going to be a wonderful opportunity for us to all work side by side and change lives in Pierce County!
Upcoming Socials
The Fellowship/Relationship Building Committee invites all members of Tacoma #8 to join them on Thursdays at 5 pm. These socials are a great way to meet some new Rotarians or catch up with old friends. Pandakas, these meetings will fulfill your "social" requirement prior to graduation and, for all members, it’s fun.
July 12, 2018
Boathouse 19
9001 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
July 19th, 2018
Camp Goodtimes celebration!
Anthony’s Point Defiance
5910 N Waterfront Drive
Tacoma, WA
Enjoying the Social at Primo
No Meeting Last Week - Hope You had a Wonderful Holiday

A Thought for the Week From RI President Barry Rassin 

“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” 



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The Gearshift is a weekly publication to inform you about current happenings in the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8. We meet on Thursday at the Landmark Roof Garden Room 47 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma 
Noon - 1:00 pm
The Rotary Office is located at:
47 St. Helens Avenue, Ste. 200
Tacoma, Washington 98402

PO Box 1777
Tacoma, Washington 98401-1777

Phone:  253.473.7723
Fax:  253.473.7838
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Upcoming Events
Fellowship & Relationship Building Committee
Jul 17, 2018 5:00 PM
Camp Goodtimes
Jul 19, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Landmark Doric Room; fourth floor
Jul 23, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Project - EFN Break Bag Pack
EFN Distribution Center
Jul 28, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Community Service Grants Committee Meeting
Sound Options
Aug 02, 2018 7:30 AM
World Community Service Committee Meeting
Cole Graphic Solutions
Aug 16, 2018 7:00 AM
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Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Auction Chair
Classification Co-Chair
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Communications Chair
Engagement Chair
Fellowship Chair
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Grants Co-Chair
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Literacy Co-Chair
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Membership Recruitment Chair
Military Affairs Chair
Pandaka Chair
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Program Co-Chair
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Projects Co-Chair
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Rotaract Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair
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Scholarships Co-Chair
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Vocational Services Chair
World Community Service Chair
Youth Protection Officer
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